Journal of Superhard Materials

ISSN: 1063-4576 (Print) 1934-9408 (Online)


This journal is devoted to theoretical and experimental studies of the structure and properties of synthetic-diamond and cubic boron nitride single crystals and polycrystals; crystalline and powdered high-melting metals and compounds; high-density, high-tech ceramics; and cemented carbides.

Articles in the journal are grouped under the following headings:

  • Physical chemistry and synthesis technology
  • Structure and properties
  • Tools, powders and pastes
  • Machining processes
  • Industrial applications

For scientists interested in fundamental investigations, the journal offers such articles as the physicochemical processes of formation and growth and study of mono- and polycrystals, dispersed materials and diamond and diamond-like films in a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Also published are papers dealing with various methods of synthesis. Special attention is paid to finding applications for superhard materials, taking into account their strength, abrasive capacity, thermal conductivity, and electromagnetic and optical characteristics. Thus, a number of articles deal with the use of superhard materials in tools for highly efficient metal machining, boring, grinding, nonmetal machining, etc. Other applications deal with powders and pastes frequently used in high-precision contexts.


Journal of Superhard Materials is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 48 reviewers, both internal and external (60%), from 6 countries (France, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine, USA). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 7 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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